Sensitive & accurate scientific screenings that detect, locate, & measure the degree of nerve interference via vertebral subluxations (mis-aligned vertebrae).
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Although the theory of infrared can be quite complex in scientific terms, this overview may help you understand how engineers have utlizied its many capabilities in this particular case to provide a very fast noncontact instrument for chiropractic.
The existence of the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum was established by Sir William Herschell back in 1800, an astronomer searching for a new optical filter material for use in his new telescope design, so that he may view the solar phenomena. By accident he noted some samples of colored glass, which gave similar reductions in brightness but passed little of the sun`s heat while other samples passed so much heat that he risked eye damage even after a few seconds of observation. His experiments with prisms` and mercury thermometers were the first step in establishing the phenomena we know today as INFRARED.
Infrared is one form of electromagnetic energy. Other forms you may immediately recognize are ultraviolet, microwaves, gamma rays and visible light. Each one of these types differ in wavelength. Infrared is naturally emitted by objects and substances. When you focus or point your infrared instrument on a patients skin, the multi-junction detector located in the rear of the barrel responds to the electromagnetic energy reflected from the skin. The microvolt signal that is generated at the output is converted by the instrument`s electronics to termperature values that appear in the LCD display.
Because the instrument is noncontact, we are not concerned with energy transfer or time lag as is the case of thermocouple instruments, that must be in contact with the skin to produce their signal.
The detector measures all the minute temperature variations within the spot size.
This technology allows us to check your spine with pre checks and post checks. We can see if we have been successful in correcting the vertebral subluxations on any given visit.
Chiropractors use what is referred to as `patterning` and this involves the detection of abnormal spinal findings that is evidenced by vertebral subluxations. The graph readout leaves the doctor with a permanent record as to what was evidenced on each visit with your nervous system.
On the initial visit, a graph is recorded and if there is nerve interference via vertebral subluxations, then this remains as a characteristic `fingerprint` of when or if.... nerve pressure returns...then this initial `pattern` will present. No two people have the same pattern. Each graph/pattern is individualistic. It allows the Chiropractor to know `when` and `when not to` adjust.
Each time you come for a visit, a graph is taken and placed into your chart and interpreted.
Thus, respecting your spine at all times.